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    Dear Mr./Mrs.President,

     

    I am writing to you about a serious issue that is rising in the USA, child neglect. A child needs a loving family to grow up healthy and happy. I think you should do something about

    Child Neglect Needs To Stop!

    Dear Mr./Mrs.President,   I am writing to you about a serious issue that is rising in the USA, child neglect. A child needs a loving family to grow up healthy and happy. I think you should do something about this because...

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    • Dear Sevin,

      Your post really stood out to me because this is another big issue here in the United States. I love how you game examples to your claim & gave reasoning. Only thing I disagree with is that you didn’t give examples from the news or something. I do agree that it happens to children everywhere & it isn’t something anyone should go through.

      One thing that stood out to me is, “ I think you should do something about this because a child is a precious, a child depends on a parent to take care of them, and a child deserves to have the chance to feel loved and wanted. “ It stood out because I think it is true. Sad to say but, there are a lot of children who do go through this every day. I personally know a couple families that go through this & it breaks my heart because a child just wants love & attention from the adults in their lives.

      I truly hope this article gets big & gets noticed. Things do need to change, hopefully one day it will. Have a good day.
      From, Alexandria Valdez

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    You have the right to kneel if you want too. What people say about you shouldn’t matter. If you don’t  feel the United States are really “united” or “free” as much as the government says it is you have the rig

    Kneel Or Not To Kneel

    You have the right to kneel if you want too. What people say about you shouldn’t matter. If you don’t  feel the United States are really “united” or “free” as much as the government says it is you have...

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    • I think people should have the right to kneel no matter what. Like you said in your piece ” everyone has their own opinion.” I totally agree with this statement. Without different opinions the world will be boring with people who agree and disagreeing on the same things. I am glad that Colin Kaepernick stood up for what he believed in and took a stand. I am also happy for other NFL players who are doing the same thing by taking a knee. I think the most important part of this is that people should have the right to their own opinion and people shouldn’t hate on them for it,

    • Dear Sevin,
      I am inspired by your post, it makes me feel that there are people who understand the oppression in the United States. One sentence that stood out to me was “First, if you feel as if the United States are “united” or “free” as much as the government wants us to think, you have the right to protest. There are many amendments that we don’t really get that are in the constitution.” because that is true the government says that the U.S.A is the home of the brave and land of the free which I really disagree with. This is the land of the oppressed because everywhere you go there is oppression. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is important that the youth is seeing all the oppression that is happening and is educated about the oppression. Keep on posting post’s like this to educate the youth.

    • Sevin, great opinion piece!
      I wholeheartedly agree with you when you say “What people say about you shouldn’t matter.” This has been a key element to my peace of mind living in the United States. I feel comfort in my ability to protest freely. I had a controversial opinion from the NFL’s controversy on which I would love to hear your opinion. I feel like, in a strange, roundabout way, by kneeling for the national anthem or the pledge of allegiance is respectful. It respects the rights for which our soldiers fought, and it respects the people who intended for us to speak up in times of misrepresentation and inequality. These people fought not so that we would sing, but so that we would feel safe, and the founders created this country so that we would be free, not so that we would be persecuted. Here is an article from the Atlantic that you might find interesting, as well:
      https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/kneeling-for-life-and-liberty-is-patriotic/540942/

      I look forward to hearing back!

    • Sevin,
      I am in total agreement with what you are so and I loved the reasons you used to back up your argument. I think one of your strongest points was made when you discussed how everyone is entitled to their own opinion. These football players felt strongly about the oppression they have been facing, and they took a stand for what they believed in. Their protesting was peaceful and yet people were offended. Those who took offense had just as much right to their opinions as the football players did. As you said, the first amendment grants each individual their basic human right of free speech, opinion, and belief.

    • Sevin, I think you have written a very interesting piece that adequately highlights one of the most heated debates in US politics right now. As Americans we are given the right to protest which is currently being demonstrated by NFL players. What they are fighting for is equality and unity, which is something I think more people should be rallying behind. I would love to hear your opinion on the counter argument against kneeling. Is it disrespecting our veterans and current military members, and are we undermining what they fought for? Or are we expressing and using the rights they guaranteed for us.
      Thanks,
      Tess

    • Hello!
      I really enjoyed your ‘To Kneel or not to Kneel’ writing. I noticed that you said “You can sit, stand, kneel, whatever you want during the national anthem”. While I found this interesting, I do not think that a person should be allowed to do anything they want during the national anthem. I agree that people should be allowed to kneel during the anthem, but shouting or disturbing the respect of others should not be allowed. Kneeling is often considered a way to show humbleness. Is it not disturbing the respect of other people. Where do you think the freedom of speech should be limited?

      • You’re right I should have been more specific that’s what I had in my mind I should’ve been more specific

    • Dear Sevin,
      I agree that people should be able to protest and it’s also cool to see people who are on TV and athletes take a knee even though the president doesn’t agree. Even though people take a knee, they still have respect for the the American flag but don’t agree with how divided America is. People feel like they have to protest, especially if they have such a high platform because we have a president who doesn’t relate with or stand by the minority groups. Thank you for your post.

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